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Essence of North India

124 Wicks Rd, North Ryde, Ryde, New South Wales 2113, Australia
+61 2 8065 5087
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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Indian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
124 Wicks Rd, North Ryde, Ryde, New South Wales 2113, Australia
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

One of the best Indian restaurants in Sydney. I love to come in with my friends or just solo at times. The food is just absolutely delicious. All the lamb dishes are my favourite and the Mixed Platter on entrees are the best. My friends...More

1  Thank ElisaTourneur
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Had a family get together and we were looking for something quick & easy. We were going to find a takeaway but after looking up local restaurants remembered that Essence was around the corner. Decided to just walk around & eat in as it was...More

Thank kerryh857
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This was my 5th time visiting the restaurant, after living in London over the past year and visiting 39 European countries this is hands down the best Indian restaurant in the world! P.s I am a vegetarian and the options are endless! Much love another...More

1  Thank Ella-LouiseBrett
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Staying at Lane Cove River Tourist Park we were so lucky to find this amazing place within a very short drive. This has to be the best Indian meal we have eaten since moving to Australia from England 12 years ago. They do the best...More

1  Thank Claire P
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I am not a butter chicken or a beef person. I have never eaten butter chicken much and whatever I have tasted is either very sweet or tasteless. Yesterday we ordered bulk butter chicken and beef korma for 80 people and they loved it. Seeing...More

2  Thank Supriya Ravindr... P
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Goods news first: The food is very tasty whoever is in the kitchen knows what they are doing. The decor is decent, the tables & silverware are clean. Now the bad news: I gave this 2 star because of the awful service.. I go out...More

Thank Ro_Fishers
Reviewed 2 January 2017

What a gem! We were staying at the Lane Cove River Tourist Park and googled restaurants in the area and this came up (about 2 minute drive). Looks unassuming from the outside - in amongst houses but was very comfortable inside. The food was fantastic...More

1  Thank Leethal T
Reviewed 26 December 2016

As my wife and I have been to India several times and love authentic Indian cuisine, we are rarely tempted to try Indian restaurants outside India, as they often have to adapt to local taste, thereby diluting the authentic Indian aromas. Fortunately, "Essence of India"...More

1  Thank Christoph S
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Great food! We ordered Butter Chicken, Lamb Rogan Josh with Peas pulao and Garlic Nans. Lamb Rogan Josh was excellent, Butter Chicken was very good. Loved the food and environ of the restaurant. Service was splendid! The best Indian restaurant in North Ryde for sure!

1  Thank shahriarenv12
Reviewed 23 December 2016

I had a lovely time, again! I've been here several times in the past and I am never disappointed. The food is utterly delightful also the service. I highly recommend their Shahi Tikka and Lamb Rogan Josh. I think they have the best Indian Cuisine...More

1  Thank andrewgoldsmith
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Response from George D | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant has it own car park
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Wicks Rd, North Ryde, Ryde, New South Wales 2113, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Ryde  >  North Ryde
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8065 5087
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The Restaurant offers a perfect setting for a romantic dinner for two or a quite evening in with your friends, making you feel just at home.
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